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Laura’s Choice: Wedding Season!

Trasparenze Aurora Bridal Garter

Trasparenze Aurora Bridal Garter

The wedding season is upon us! You’ve found THE dress, the best man has coiffed his speech to perfection, and your table decorations are everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Now all you need is some beautiful hosiery to match! Whether you’re the blushing bride, the hungover groom or the reluctant bridesmaid, MyTights.com have a fantastic selection of wedding hosiery to hand. From silk socks for guys through to the obligatory wedding day garter, we have just the thing to leave your legs looking their best on the special day. Now just to make sure you get to the church on time!

 

 

 

The Bride

Let’s face it, the bride is the centre of attention on every wedding day. With all eyes on your walk down the aisle, it’s vital that every inch of your look is perfect, including your hosiery! Looking for a classic bare leg look? The Wolford Transparency 10 Tights could be just the ticket. Appearing like you’ve braved bare legs, these 10 denier tights boast a beautifully natural finish and all the luxury features that Wolford are renowned for. And what’s more, with their lightweight finish, you won’t overheat no matter how long the train on your dress!

Or if you want something a little more romantic as you say your vows, check out the Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Hold Ups, with a sumptuous lace effect and vintage backseam. For those of you who embrace all of the age-old traditions with gusto, the Trasparenze Aurora Bridal Garter is a must. Staying in place no matter how many pictures you pose for, the lace and ribbon effect makes for a fabulous finishing touch to your gown.

The Bridal Party

Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts

Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts

Upstaging the bride may be the ultimate wedding day sin, but that doesn’t mean the bridal party can’t look their best. For a rear that even bridesmaid extraordinaire Pippa Middleton would be proud of, how about trying out the Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts, which come with optional ‘butt-lets’ that slot into pockets and give your derriere a lift! For mothers of the bride, it has to be the Aristoc Ultimate 5D Sheer Tights. Offering a ‘no hosiery’ look but with failsafe LYCRA® Fusion technology, your legs will not only look flawless, but remain free from ladders from the ceremony to the after-party. If your dress is on the plain side, what better way to take your style up a notch than with the elegant Oroblu Adelle Tights? Covered in an array of dainty dots, these patterned gems are not only on trend but have a sheer to waist brief, meaning any length of hemline can work.

For the guests 

Whether it’s a distant cousin or a work colleague, looking fabulous for a wedding is a must! The great thing about being a guest rather than playing a part in a wedding is that you can really experiment with different kind of hosiery to accessorize your dress. One such way to do that is with seams, and, getting into the wedding spirit, we love the Pamela Mann Love Seam Tights. These 15 denier sheers have a slender backseam culminating in the word ‘LOVE’ etched on each ankle – how romantic! Or how about opting for a pair of fishnet tights? For something a little different to the norm, make a beeline for the Charnos Honeycomb Net Tights with a fine mesh fabric resembling honeycomb itself. Another perk of being a guest is that you needn’t worry about showing yourself up on the dance floor. Heels aren’t always forgiving, so make sure your feet stay refreshed with a pair of the Levante Shoe Monkeys Foot Cushions, taking the pressure away from your feet.

The Groom

 

Falke Tiago Men's Short Socks

Falke Tiago Men’s Short Socks

Because it’s not all about the bride! Believe it or not, the groom plays a fairly big part in the day too, so it’s important they look suitably dapper. For a classic wedding day look, grab a pair of the Falke Tiago Men’s Short Socks, made with 98% cotton for a beautifully soft finish and keeping your feet cool all day long. Or if you’re the kind of guy who likes to experiment with fashion, the Happy Socks Men’s Socks Gift Box should be your port of call. With four funky socks (spots, stripes and everything in between), the hardest part will be choosing which pair to sport on the big day.

With wedding pictures set to take pride of place on your mantelpiece, you’ll want to look as trim as possible. With that in mind, invest in the Spanx For Men range. Flattening your stomach, firming the chest and even improving your posture, simply layer beneath your suit and you’re good to go.

 

Have a fantastic day!

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HOT CELEB TREND: FISHNETS

Kesha sparkles in fishnets

Kesha sparkles in fishnets

Time and time again, we count on our favourite trend setting celebs to keep us in the fashion loop. In case you’ve missed what our rock and roll idols have been wearing, we’re here to let you in- it’s fishnets! Whether part of an edgy look a la Demi Lovato, the colourful Katy Perry, or the glittering glow of Kesha, fishnets are in- and MyTights have just the styles to nail the trend fishnet hosiery with ease.

1: Classic Appeal

For the timelessly classic fishnets, try the Levante Fishnet Tights. These gorgeous Levante tights have a traditional fishnet design, offering a similar warmth to sheers and making your legs feel flawless all day long. Another plus is that these netted beauties have no visible reinforcement, meaning you can wear your open toe shows to your heart’s content.

2: Bright and Bold

Katy Perry bold in coloured Fishnets

Katy Perry bold in coloured fishnets

We all know that Katy Perry is a fashion icon unafraid to walk on the wild side. If you’re like Katy and dare to be different, we’ve got just the tights for you. The Pamela Mann Fishnet Tights will satisfy your crave for colour with every shade you could desire! At a price that leaves your purse happy, these fishnets are the perfect addition to your wardrobe. For other coloured fishnets, try the Trasparenze Rita Fishnet Tights.

3: Fishnets with a Twist

Just when we thought fishnets were as fashionable as it gets, Oroblu proves us wrong. With elegant tricot style seams running up the outer leg, the Oroblu April Tights will leave you looking all too chic. For more fishnets with a twist, try the Aristoc Mock Suspender Fishnet Tights with a gorgeous lace trim around the thigh.

4: Subtly Sexy

For all of you trying to ease your way into the fashion of fishnets, micronets are a perfect match for you. With the Jonathan Aston Micronet Tights you can subtly bring the sex appeal of fishnets into your wardrobe. With tiny openings, you can keep the chill away while still catching the breeze on a summer day.

 

Charnos Hold Up Fishnets

Charnos Hold Up Fishnets

5: Hold Up

This one’s for you hold up fanatics- the Charnos Fishnet Hold Ups are just what you’ve been looking for. These hold ups offer a hint of charming frill in the top lace trim. With a clever silicon grip, mixed with small mesh fishnet, you’ll be comfortable on even the longest of days.

No matter the look you’re going for- edgy, classy, subtle, or wild- fishnets are the perfect way to add style to your outfit. With these top 5 styles, you’ll feel like you belong on stage with Kesha herself! If you didn’t get enough of these fashion forward fishnets, make sure to take a look at our full our range of fishnets, to get the look.

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Never-ending pins? No problem!

Charnos Run Resist Tights

Charnos Run Resist Tights

We often get queries from customers who have always struggled to find tights to fit their leggy frame. If you are lucky enough to have never-ending pins, the good news is that there are a host of options for you when it comes to hosiery. MyTights believe that beauty comes in all sizes, and so in our bid to stock tights for every body shape and type, we’ve scoured the leading brands to find tights that can accommodate an extra tall frame. Designed for woman up to the heady heights of 6’2, our range of extra tall tights means that a fashionable legwear look is only ever a click away. Here are our top picks!

Sheer Tights: Perfect for the warmer weather, sheer tights give your legs a little coverage and warmth, yet create a natural look that style queen Kate Middleton loves. A great choice for taller frames are the Charnos Run Resist Tights, which as well as creating classic everyday look, have been made with specialist yarns to prevent any ladders or snags from forming. And all for £4.75 a pair – talk about value!

 

Levante Fishnet Tights

Levante Fishnet Tights

Opaque Tights: Classic opaques are a necessity for every woman. Warm, stylish and the most versatile legwear around, there really isn’t an occasion where they won’t work. For a great pair, we recommend the fantastic Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights, with their 70 denier weight and shiny finish that adds a little shine to any look.

Fashion Tights: it’s not all about the functionality! Mix up your wardrobe with the Levante Fishnet Tights, with their classic net design and matte finish. As great for jazzing up an evening dress as they are for the office, they can be enjoyed by women up to a height of 6’1.

Extra Benefits:  Treat yourself to some tights that work a little harder than the norm; our favourites are the Levante Relax Firm Support Tights, not only giving you an elegant sheer look, but also working to tame your lumps and bumps AND spell an end to jaded and achey legs. They deserve a medal!

Check out our complete range of extra tall tights before you leave!

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Laura’s Choice: Top Trends!

Now the fashion weeks have come to a close and we don’t find ourselves continually refreshing the websites of just about every fashion magazine in existence, we’ve taken some time to consider what the key trends are likely to be for the upcoming months. In typical MyTights style, we’ve gone one step further, not only highlighting the key trends but letting you know how you can recreate them at the drop of a hat. Just call us your very own personal shoppers…

Trend 1: Coloured Opaques

Pamela Mann 50D Tights

Pamela Mann 50D Tights

Coloured opaques were quite simply everywhere, from London to New York and even making a stopover in both Paris and Milan. It seems like the fashion world has gone crazy for coloured tights, and rightly so in our opinion. Capable of updating your look and reigniting your love for that dress you bought 5 years ago and have never worn, why stick to black?

Winner: Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights

There could only be one winner in this category for us. Forever finding their way on to our bestsellers list, these 50 denier tights come in no less than 20 beautiful colours, from classic shades of black and navy blue through to the delights of daffodil yellow. There really is no better way to make your outfits look good as new, and coming in at just £4.95 a pair, you’d have a hard time arguing against treating yourself to a pair of these.

Runner up: Falke Pure Matt 50D Tights

Coming in at a very close second place, German brand Falke have taken the trend for colour and added a luxury quality in a way that only Falke can. Available in seven colours and boasting a matte finish, they’ll stand the test of time and offer you a fun and colourful style day in, day out.

Trend 2: Fishnets

trasparenze rita

Trasparenze Rita Tights

Fishnets are never far from the top of my hosiery drawer, so I was thrilled to see them enjoying a ‘fashion moment’ on the catwalks. Whether worn on their own or layered over some funky coloured tights, nets are the perfect way to take your wardrobe favourites from drab to fab.

Winner: Trasparenze Rita Fishnet Tights

One of my must have hosiery styles, rarely a week goes by where I don’t pull on a pair of these fishnets. With a slightly larger net than would be considered traditional, they’re brilliant for layering over coloured tights or fashion styles and adding some sophistication to your look without giving too much away. I’m not ashamed to say I own a pair in every colour, and so should you!

Runner up: Jonathan Aston Oxygen Tights

Landing in our offices just a few weeks back, the Jonathan Aston Oxygen Tights are perfect for those of you who like to stay on trend but create an individual look at the same time. Nobody could argue against these tights being net, but the art deco design and quirky look makes them a fashionistas dream.

Trend 3: Spots

Wolford Poppy Tights

Wolford Poppy Tights

We weren’t surprised in the slightest to see spots making their mark on the catwalks, having been the pattern of choice of the A-list for months. Decorating the legs of every single model at Diane von Furstenberg (New York) and Giles (London), dots are the best way to stay on trend while retaining an elegant look. I’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for them!

Winner: Wolford Poppy Tights

Incorporating hundreds of tiny dots but with a whimsical Wolford twist, these 20 denier tights are covered in asymmetrical spots that will send the double takes in your direction. With the spots being denser at the ankle and dispersing as they ascend up the leg, these fashion sheers succeed at being feminine yet funky.

Runner up: Oroblu Adelle Tights

More of a classic polkadot style and one I’ve worn countless times, these 10 denier tights have an all over dotty design that adds a delicate and charming touch to your wardrobe. Understated enough for work and stylish enough for a night out, take your pick between black and navy blue.

 

 

Trend 4: Wet Look

Trasparenze Callophrys Leggings

Trasparenze Callophrys Leggings

As much as we’ve admired wet look styles over the years, they’ve never really had their big fashion break, sticking firmly in the wardrobes of the likes of Kate Moss. Until now that is! Even appearing at Saint-Laurent and dressing the legs of Beyonce in recent weeks, a vampy style awaits us all.

Winner: Trasparenze Callophrys Leggings

All the merits of a traditional legging but with a high shine finish to enhance your glamour credentials, the lightweight finish and elastic waistband make them brilliantly comfortable to boot. Great with oversized tees and tunics, bringing out your inner rock chick has never been easier.

Runner up: Pamela Mann Wet Look Leggings

Made in a mock leather fabric, these ultra-shiny leggings are your go-to option for bring a grunge-glam twist to your look. Cut off at the ankle and far more comfortable than the skin-tight fit would suggest, pair them with a longline statement tee and heeled ankle boots.

Who knew being on trend could be this simple?

Until next time…

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Laura’s Choice: Between Season Style

British weather permitting, we seem to be over the worst of winter. It might still be a little damp and drizzly, but at least the blue skies have started to make an appearance. Although the mere sight of the sun being out makes most of us want to reach for our sheers, the reality is it’s not yet warm enough to embrace summer in full – the weather is firmly stuck in limbo land! But good news, your wardrobe doesn’t have to follow suit. How? With our top ‘between season style’ picks of course! From semi-opaque tights through to stylish nets, the collection of trans-seasonal fashion at MyTights.com will leave you looking and feeling your best before we can officially welcome in the spring.

To nail a ‘between season style’, semi-opaque tights should be your port of call. Sitting between 30 and 40 deniers, semi-opaque tights still allow you to show off some skin but with a smidge more warmth than sheers.. As well as being incredibly functional at this time of year, they’re also very much on trend. Don’t believe me? Just look the countless celebrities who have worn semi-opaque tights of late.

Anne and her gorgeous look!

 Best for: Work

Marketing manager Hannah in her Calvin Kleins!

Marketing manager Hannah in her Calvin Kleins!

For the office, the general etiquette is to stick with classic styles, and that’s exactly what’s on offer with the Wolford Perfectly 30 Tights. The ultimate in elegance and quality, I think these are a fabulous investment for your workwear wardrobe. Sure, they’re slightly more expensive than some other brands, but the quality is second to none, and I guarantee they’ll last you not only for the spring but also for the autumn and seasons to come. From the luxury to the everyday, my next offering comes from British heavyweights Pretty Polly, namely the Pretty Polly 40D Silk Finish Tights. Two pairs of 40 denier tights, complete with reinforced toe and boxer brief, for just £5! You can’t argue with value like that, so what better excuse to mix up your office style with the bottle green or navy shades?

After a compromise between the two? Turn your attention to the Aristoc 30D Opaque Tights. Representing real value for money, these classic tights are sale for just £9 a pair. The value stems from the use of microfiber yarns, which give your legs that soft finish you crave, not to mention coming with a reinforced toe and matte finish to ensure they keep cropping up in your everyday wear. If you require a little shaping magic to leave you feeling your best in the workplace, it simply has to be the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights. What’s great about these is that they look and feel like any other pair of tights, yet come with light shaping control in the high-waisted panel to cinch in your waist and tone your wobbly bits to perfection. What could be better? Check out marketing manager Hannah in hers on the left!

Best for: Dinner and drinks

Be it a bite to eat with the girls or after work drinks, we all want to nail an elegant evening style. If it’s colour your wardrobes lacking, check out the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights. As well as leaving you with change leftover for the cab home, these 40 denier tights come in 17 funky colours, all of which will give your look a fun twist that’s perfect for the weekend! From metallic silver to deep violet, there’s no better way to jazz up your wardrobe at this time of year.Me in my Trasparenze Rita Fishnets in Black!

Prefer a more timless style? One of my favourites are the Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights. Perfect for trans-seasonal weather (in fact, I wear mine all year round), these 30 denier tights have a subtle gloss to them to dress up nearly any ensemble. What’s more, they’re virtually indestructible, so they come highly recommended!

Anyone who knows me will know I’m a big fan of fishnet tights. While wearing fishnets on their own at this time of year isn’t always wise, the trick is to opt for micronet styles, which are made from a finer net offering the same sort of warmth offered by sheers. The Levante Micronet Tights are brilliant at adding some instant sophistication to your look without giving too much away. Another trick I’ve learnt being surrounded by hosiery every day is to layer a pair of fishnet tights over some classic sheers. Not only adding a personal touch to your look but bringing with it plenty of warmth, I tend to experiment with the Trasparenze Rita Tights. Available in four colours, there really is a shade to complement any outfit you fancy wearing… look what I did with mine on the right!

Best for: Nights out

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

Wolford Neon 40 Tights

When you require your legwear to add some glamour to your look, my top pick are the Wolford Neon 40 Tights. Good news if you can’t wait for your summer style to come into fruition, these fabulous tights have the look of a 20 denier sheer, yet the durability of a thicker 40 denier. The best of both worlds and a shiny finish making them evening appropriate – worth every penny in my opinion! Choose between eight colours to match your look to a tee. If you always find yourself straying towards patterns, why not try out the Pretty Polly Backseam Opaques with Bow. Ideal for taking away the chill in their air with their 40 denier weight, the wow factor can be found at the back, with a contrasting backseam and satin bows stitched onto the leg at mid-calf height. Vintage style personified, they’re also only £10 a pair.

Here’s hoping the weather can only improve!

Until next time…

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Taylor Swift: Our Hosiery Hero!

It’s no secret that the MyTights team have gone a little Taylor Swift crazy over the last few months. One look through this blog and you’ll be able to see just how much we adore her; she can’t put a foot wrong! Not only does she continually produce the catchiest of pop songs, she’s also a serious fashionista, in particular through her choice of legwear. Without doubt our biggest hosiery style crush, the best dressed legs in showbiz now come with a price, having been insured for a whopping £26 million pounds this week. To mark the occasion, we take a look back at some of her finest ensembles over the past few years and show you how you can copy her chic looks…

When Swifty did spots

Pamela Mann Sheer Spotty Tights

Pamela Mann Sheer Spotty Tights

 

Taylor showing us all how to wear dots!

Taylor showing us all how to wear dots!

Our eyes lit up when we saw these gorgeous spotty sheers from Taylor towards the end of 2014. Stepping out with a friend looking typically fresh and perfectly coiffed, Swift teamed her fashion tights with a pair of purple heels, simple black dress and gorgeous tweed overcoat. It goes without saying that we adored this look, so much so that we’ve been wearing polkadots ever since! Our favourites are the Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Tights, with their choice of three colours and dainty dot design identical to Taylor’s herself!

Fierce in fishnets

Taylor and THOSE fishnets!

Taylor and THOSE fishnets!

Jonathan Aston Fishnet Tights

Jonathan Aston Fishnet Tights

Performing hit single Blank Space at the 2015 Brit Awards, the pop sensation teamed a fabulous tailored playsuit with heeled ankle boots and a pair of foxy fishnet tights. A far cry from her usual butter wouldn’t melt look, the classic fishnet design proved Swift can do sexy too! If you adored her look as much as us, the way to recreate it is with the Jonathan Aston Fishnet Tights. A classic pair of fishnets that will stand the test of time, these are the easiest way to add some sass into your wardrobe.

Brilliant burgundy!

Beautiful burgundy!

Beautiful burgundy!

Aristoc 80 Denier Tights

Aristoc 80 Denier Tights

We remember just how excited we were when we spotted Taylor in this adorable outfit last autumn. An electric blue tweed overcoat, mustard dress and gorgeous burgundy opaques – we were floored! Accessorising with a burgundy trilby and matching handbag, Taylor nailed the trend for block colours to a tee. The way to recreate this look? With the Aristoc 80D Opaque Tights! Available in a similar shade of burgundy to Swifty’s herself, these thick opaques are the perfect way to add some colour to your outfit. Follow Taylor’s lead and opt for a bright day dress and vibrant accessories.

Earning her style stripes

Earning her style stripes

Earning her style stripes

Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights

Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights

 

Perhaps our favourite Taylor look to date, the 25 year old wowed us all when she stepped out after a shop of retail therapy this winter wearing this divine ensemble! A lace sweater, tartan shorts and fabulous striped sheers, she showed everyone how to work patterned tights. If this has tickled your fashion tastebuds, the way to copy her look is with the Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights. A near carbon copy of Taylor’s look, these are brilliant for updating your classics.

£26 million? Worth every penny!

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Milan Fashion Week: From Classics To Eye-Catching Patterns

Anyone with a penchant for fashion will know that this time of year means one thing… the fashion weeks! The MyTights team has had their eagle eyes on any legwear making the cut on the catwalk – here’s our round up of Milan!

Fishnets

Funky fishnets made a big appearance at the Giamba show this week, and we’re loving it! Floral dresses, fishnets, and tall black boots took over the show. This look may be a bit much for your day to day wardrobe, but fishnets are a fun way to spice up any outfit. We have an abundance of fishnets to add to your hosiery drawer this season, from tights to stockings to ankle socks. And if you’re feeling extra daring, you can layer a pair of our fishnets over a pair of coloured or printed tights.

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Layered fishnets at Giamba

 

Levante Fishnet Tights

Levante Fishnet Tights

   

To nail the look, head to Italian brand Levante and the Levante Fishnet Tights, with their classic net design and choice of two colours. Want to add a splash of colour into your look? Customise by layering over a pair of Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights for a quirky twist.

Sheer

Sheer tights have always been a classic staple in every woman’s closet, and Milan Fashion Week was no exception. We loved the way Vivetta paired simple sheer black tights with a bright coloured dress and booties. Our wide variety of sheer tights makes it easy to make this look your own. For a classic pair, opt for the Pretty Polly Nylon Tights, with their chic 10 denier weight and gorgeous glossy finish.

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Sheer Tights at Vivetta

 Mario Dice showed us a fabulous twist on the classic skin coloured tights, injecting some personality into the look with an edgy geometric pattern. Paired with a black leather romper and bright red statement jacket, the designer opted for the Wolford Stella tights. Love these? Good news- we have the exact tights!

 

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Wolford Stella Tights

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Footless Tights

The Missoni show was filled with footless tights in all colours and patterns, paired with dresses and ankle strap heels. Footless tights are great for both casual daywear and dressing up for nights out. With the warmer weather approaching, footless tights are a perfect pair with sandals or heels. Our Pamela Mann 3d Footless Tights come in 17 different colours, ideal for any occasion!

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Footless Tights at Missoni

 

 Patterns

Au Jour Le Jour went for extremely bold looks this week with patterned tights for every look. Pushing the limits with patterns and colours, these tights really made a statement. Okay, so we know these looks are a little wild and unrealistic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some colour into your daily wardrobe.  Pamela Mann gives us a fun, easily wearable take on this colourful look with the Pamela Mann Baroque Tulle Tights, complete with a regal baroque pattern and a choice of three stylish shades. Don’t be afraid of a little pattern!

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Bold patterns as seen at Au Jour Le Jour

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Pamela Mann Baroque Tulle Tights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a great week it was! Stay tuned for more of our fashion spots in weeks to come…

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What MyTights Wore March 2015

One of the many perks of working for MyTights is to get to try out all the styles on offer! Check out what we’ve been wearing thiw week…

 

NikkiAristoc80Burgundy

Operations manager Nikki is a big fan of the Aristoc 80D Opaque Tights. Here, she wears the burgundy with a simple black skirt, ankle boots and distressed denim short for a gorgeous smart/casual style.

LauraRitaBlack

 

MyTights founder Laura loves the Trasparenze Rita Tights. Available in a wealth of colours, these classic fishnets are perfect for layering over sheers for some added wamrth. Wearing a black pair with a lovely navy blue dress, black cardigan and black stilettos, Laura shows everyone how to nail a sophisticated office style.

 

 NikkiJAHighShine

Nikki again – this time trying out the shimmery Jonathan Aston High Shine Tights! Teaming her glossy tights with a teal long sleeved-tee, sleevless black cardigan and comfy trainers, we love how the tights add a polished edge to her casual garments.

Feel inspired yet? Be sure to check out what we’re wearing next month…

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The Brit Awards 2015: GET THE LOOK!

Taylor wowing the stage!

Taylor wowing the stage!

 The who’s-who of the music industry turned out in force on Wednesday night to celebrate all the amazing music that’s graced our airwaves over the last 12 months. With Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran deservedly being the biggest winners on the night, perhaps The Brit Awards 2015 will be best remembered for Madonna’s dramatic tumble off the stage. Ouch! That’s put us off wearing capes for life (like we would anyway.) While Madge’s mishap was definitely a talking point, another thing that caught our eye was the array of lovely legwear that adorned the pins of the music elite. Not only Madonna herself, but we also spotted Taylor Swift and Paloma Faith, who were both winners on the night FYI, accessorising their look with some fashion-forward hosiery.

It’s not only musical talent that Taylor and Madonna have in common, with both performing in a pair of vampy fishnet tights. Teaming hers with a sophisticated black playsuit, Taylor took to the stage in true fashionista style, finishing off her look with some leather heeled ankle boots. While we’re envious of Taylor’s never-ending pins, the good news is everyone can copy her look for undoubtedly a fraction of the price paid by Swifty herself.

Pamela Mann Fishnet Tights

Pamela Mann Fishnet Tights

Looking at least a decade younger than her 56 years, Madonna also wore fishnets as part of her sultry Matador get-up, pairing her legwear with high-waisted cropped trousers, blouse and that now infamous cape! To copy the star looks, the Pamela Mann Fishnet Tights are ideal, and what’s more, are only £5 a pair – how’s that for value? For the more experimental amongst us, they also come in eight shades should you want to mix and match with some colour.

Award-winning Paloma in her ankle socks!

Award-winning Paloma in her ankle socks!

Moving on now to Best British Female Paloma Faith, we’ve long been a fan of her kooky style. Opting for a floor length number for the night itself, her after party attire saw her wearing a Peter Pan collar lace mini with quirky boots and chocolate brown ankle socks. Her sophisticated look was right up her street, particularly her socks, which added a sweet twist to her lace dress. 

Trasparenze Monique Ankle Socks

Trasparenze Monique Ankle Socks

 If you were a fan of her look, why not recreate it with the Trasparenze Monique Ankle Socks in Marrone. Brown not for you? They also come in 12 other colours…every colour of the rainbow in fact.

 

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Laura’s Choice: Top Workwear Picks

Happy New Year to all our lovely customers! I’m sure many of you have begrudgingly returned back to work in the last few days, leaving behind your relaxing afternoons full of mince pies and mulled wine and swapping them for early starts, packed trains and January blues. This time of year can be depressing, so why not give yourself a little boost with our fabulous range of legwear for the office? Guaranteed to leave you feeling confident and super stylish, there’s something for every style, preference and budget. January doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?

The Purse Friendly

Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights

Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights

Workwear. Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to find. After all, it needs to be a) professional, b) durable and perhaps most importantly, c) affordable. If this Christmas has been an expensive one, fret not, we have an excellent selection of everyday tights (at everyday budgets!) that are perfect for the office. Starting off at the lowest price point, you simply can’t go wrong with Pretty Polly. The best value for money, in my opinion, is the Pretty Polly 40D Silk Finish Tights. At just £5, you’ll receive two pairs of functional opaque tights, giving your legs warmth and even coverage and coming with an elegant slight sheen finish.  What’s more, as well as the obligatory black, they’re also available in bottle green and navy should you be the type who likes to experiment with colour. Speaking of colour, another recommendation is the Jonathan Aston 40 Denier Opaque Tights, available in 17 chic colours and having a flattering matte finish. While the more outlandish shades (we’re talking daffodil yellow) might not be quite suitable for the workplace, how about trying out the muted burgundy and  storm for something a little different? Also available in a 15D version for the milder days. If you are somebody who feels the cold, the Levante 50D Suede Matte Opaque Tights are a fantastic choice, made with snug Meryl microfibre yarns that protect against the winter chill.

Any followers of fashion will know that sheers are everywhere this year, and this is a trend that doesn’t look set to stop anytime soon. I call it the Kate Middleton effect! Topping the list of affordable sheers are the Aristoc Ultra Shine 10D Tights. You’ll receive a durable and stylish pair of tights, with a glamorous shiny finish and day to night appeal, should you have an impromptu dinner date after work. They’re also continually one of our best sellers, so you can rest assured that you’re getting value for money!  Equally as great are the Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights, made with an innovative fabric that prevents against the formation of ladders and snags. Even better, the matte finish and delicate appearance are just the ticket for perfecting that office look.

A workwear hosiery capsule

Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights

Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights

As the founder of a hosiery company, I’m continually being asked for advice about the best way to buy hosiery that won’t go out of fashion. The answer: invest in a capsule collection of quality and timeless products that will stand the test of time! The extra few pounds really are worth it, and will save you a lot of time (and money) in the long run. The Aristoc range of opaques are a great place to start, recently being revamped and offering, what I think, is excellent value for money. Tough and durable, the Aristoc 50D Opaque Tights are super soft to the touch and will work perfectly with just about any workwear combination. Moving up in denier for a moment, you can never look past the Falke Pure Matt 100 Tights. Eight stylish colours, supreme warmth and a flawless matte finish that’s perfect for the office; what more could you possibly want? If you prefer the look of sheers, I simply have to point you in the direction of the Wolford Neon 40 Tights. With a 40D denier strength that’s durable enough for everyday wear; these shiny tights have a chic 20 denier appearance for an elegant and professional look. Or if semi-opaque tights are your preference, the Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights have a great slight sheen finish and are super durable. What’s more, the 30 denier finish is lovely and professional – just perfect for that tricky in-between weather!

If you’re after a little helping hand to create a streamlined silhouette, a great choice are the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 50D Shaper Tights. A matte finish and boxer brief makes them a smart and durable choice for the office, at the same time allowing you to benefit from a medium shaping control that will tame your midriff, thighs and bottom! Or opt for the Wolford Individual 10 Control Top Tights if you prefer the look of sheer tights. Typically Wolford, there’s an exquisitelysoft finish and unrivalled comfort, as well as a discreet control top panty for some extra peace of mind.

 

Style and practicality

Depending on your job, you may feel the pressure to maintain a professional and sophisticated look. In the past, this has tended to mean plain black opaques or sheers, which let’s face it, can get a little dull, especially if you’re wearing them five days a week. If you are something of a fashionista, it’s entirely possible to create an office-suitable legwear look WITHOUT having to resort to your trusty black tights, and here’s how…

Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights

Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights

Fishnet tights are a fantastic way to add a little style to your work wardrobe, the pick of the pack, for me, being the Levante Micronet Tights. Ensuring you don’t give too much away, the micronet design is subtle yet sexy. Pull out a simple pencil dress and court shoes and you’re good to go! If you love the idea of micronet, but want something a little less restrictive in the warmer weather, they also come as a stay up…nobody has to know! Patterns aren’t completely off limits, either. The trick here is to keep the patterns simple and unfussy, which in my eyes calls for one thing – polkadots! The Oroblu Adelle Tights are a brilliant choice, with an array of symmetrical dots against a 20 denier backdrop. Keep the rest of your outfit fairly plain so as to let your legwear do all of the talking. Last but not least, why not add a little texture to your look with the Charnos Stripe Mesh Tights? Coming with vertical leg-lengthening stripes, they’re affordable, stylish and professional!

Until next time…

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